Ancient Maya Sculptures of Tikal, Seen and Unseen

@article{Oneil2009AncientMS,
  title={Ancient Maya Sculptures of Tikal, Seen and Unseen},
  author={Megan O'neil},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={55-56},
  pages={119 - 134}
}
  • M. O'neil
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics
This article addresses the ancient Maya practice of burying monumental stone sculptures, including stelae, altars, and other sculptural forms. In particular, I explore why and how the ancient Maya buried sculptures and sculpture fragments, if the sculptures continued to have meaning outside the mode of the visible, and what they did once buried. I argue that some sculptures performed during the act of burial or once buried, whether to sanctify buildings, transfer their power to newer buildings… Expand
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